Currently, Khalilzad is president and C.E.O. of Khalilzad Associates LLC, an international advisory firm. He also serves as a counselor at the Center for Strategic International Studies and sits on the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy, America Abroad Media, the RAND Corporations Middle East Studies Center, the American University of Iraq in Suleymania, and the American University of Afghanistan. Khalilzad earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
The Pacesetters Fellowship Program is the culmination of the hard work and dedication of alumni from the Colleges first three graduating classes of 1948, 1949, and 1950the Pacesetters. This program attracts distinguished leaders in business, academia, and public affairs to Claremont McKenna College for one-on-one interactions with students. Khalilzad is the twelfth Pacesetters Fellow.